This instructable will teach you how to build a Nemo costume for use on Halloween or as a stage costume. In and effort to encompass the "go green" concept, my Technology class was asked to pair into groups and design a line of marine themed costumes. Each group had their own theme ranging from boats, to sharks, to mollusks. In each of these groups, they had to each design a costume fitting within the theme of their group. These costumes had to be created entirely created from slotted cardboard so that a middle aged student can easily slot together the pieces under minimal supervision.
Design Brief: I will make a Nemo shaped costume for use on Halloween or as a stage costume in a play.
1. Easy to Assemble
2. Must lay flat on top of one another (Flat-Pack).
3. Must fit an average middle schooler.
1. Use only Cardboard
2. No fasteners or adhesives
3. Use slotted construction techniques
Step 1: Gather Materials
For this project your going to need some materials and tools:
A cutting mat (optional)
A utility knife
A Ruler and Tape Measure
A Paintbrush (optional)
LOTS and LOTS of cardboard ( the amount of carboard should equal about three refrigerator boxes)
The Drawing included on this step called "Orthographic Drawing" (This will help you draw and cut out the parts of the costumes.)